The LCM Chair is of the Plywood Kollektion by Vitra. LCM stands for Lounge Chair Metal and goes back to the design of the designer couples Charles & Ray Eames.
The experiments with wood layers were the beginning of a search of new methods of Charles and Ray Eames, which fit with the rigid materials and forms in the human body. The design of the Plywood Chair shows this idea of the 3D-formed wood-layer-shells.
Charles and Ray Eames spent many years experimenting with new processes for optimizing the way three-dimensionally moulded plywood fits the contours of the body. The result was the Plywood Group, with its moulded plywood seat, backrest and base. The organic shape and the wood's cosy warmth invite users to sit down and relax.
The chair was first shown in 1946 in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The meeting with the legendary designer couple Charles and Ray Eames was for Vitra a fundamental meaning: With the production of their designs in 1957 started the history of the manufacturer as a furniture producer. Charles and Ray Eames impressed Vitra a lot.
As a part of the Vitra Home Collection are the with felt and leather covered LCM since many centuries now obtainable.
The LCM Chair is also available in other colours and with felt cover.